Calculate Approximate Monthly Mortgage Payments by Jane Herro

Need a ballpark estimate of monthly principal and interest mortgage payments on the fly? Our friends and Freedom Mortgage have a shortcut! The calculation below can be used to estimate ballpark figures with a relatively small margin of error. Here’s how to do it: Approximate Mortgage Payment Calculation $5 for every $1,000 borrowed (assumed rate of roughly […]

Buying into Brooklyn Workshop Photos and Video!

Sunday’s Buying into Brooklyn: Open House Edition crash course for first-time home buyers was a success! Realty Collective’s talented agent duo the Fallon Team, Jane Herro and Tina Fallon were hosting alongside real estate attorney Rashidah Siddiqui of Serpico, Serpico & Siddiqui P.C. and Freedom Mortgage banker Gabi Feuer. Realty Collective’s Victoria Hagman was also in attendance and was very happy with the […]

Buying into Brooklyn: Open House Edition by Jane Herro

Buying a home in Brooklyn is no easy feat, but we can help make the process easier. On Sunday, June 24, join us for our latest edition of Buying into Brooklyn, a crash course on home buying that will focus on what you need to do to prepare before hitting up those crowded Sunday open houses. You’ll get solid […]

Last Day for the Red Hook Prom Dress Swap!

As we all know, or should know since we put out a Save the Date blog months ago, the Red Hook Prom is this Saturday, June 2nd! We are so ready! Are you? For anyone that needs a retro dress or have one and would like to donate, tonight is your last chance to visit […]

Ace Your Co-Op Board Interview by Jane Herro

If you’ve made it to the co-op board interview, you can be confident that your application is in good shape. At this stage, the board has already looked at your finances and thinks you would be a good match for tenancy – on paper. Now, all you have to do is prove you’d be a great […]

Buying into Brooklyn Crash Course on Monday.

Realty Collective will be hosting another workshop for first-time home buyers on Monday at Brooklyn Brewery. Join RC’s owner, Victoria Hagman, and agents Jane Herro and Tina Fallon at Brooklyn Brewery on April 23rd as they share tips and answer questions alongside mortgage professionals, Mark Maimon and Gabi Feuer  and real estate attorney, Rashidah Siddiqui.  We know that purchasing in Brooklyn […]

Roundtable Discussion for First-Time Homebuyers with Jane and Shyda!

We love working with first-time home buyers and are looking forward to having an open discussion about making the transition from renter to homeowner. Our goal for this roundtable is to demystify the process and help to get you the most out of your purchase. We’ll examine what you’ll need to consider before you buy […]

#SolidLightWorks All Night this Weekend by Jane Herro

I wanted to share this all-night event at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street in Red Hook, coming up over the weekend. It begins March 10th at 12pm and runs until March 11th at 9pm. This event is free with RSVP, which you can do here! For the first time, Pioneer Works will remain open throughout […]

Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval by Jane Herro

When it comes to the home-buying process, a key part of the equation is being ready. A common misstep that people make at the beginning of their search is not being ready with a pre-approval letter, but instead a pre-qualification. A pre-qualification is based on non-verified information provided to the mortgage broker by the applicant […]

Open House Safe Word by Jane Herro

Sunday to you may mean brunch. Sunday to me means hitting up open houses around Brooklyn. I can already feel the 2018 sales market heating up and when you’re slated to view 8 apartments in a 3 hour span in 5 different neighborhoods, you have to be strategic in your approach. Enter the open house safe word, […]